By Elean Gersack
Spring is just around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about playing outdoors at Castle Pines neighborhood parks. The Castle Pines North Metro District manages Coyote Ridge, Daniel’s Gate, and The Retreat Parks while the City of Castle Pines manages Elk Ridge Park. Below is information about making reservations for team practices and family gatherings.
Coyote Ridge Park, Daniel’s Gate Park, and The Retreat Park–
Soccer fields are available at all three parks and baseball fields are available at Coyote Ridge Park and The Retreat Park. Requests for spring practices will be accepted starting January 13 and fields will officially open mid-March. There is no field use fee for teams with members who reside in the city limits of Castle Pines.
Castle Pines residents can reserve the picnic pavilions at Coyote Ridge Park for $25 per hour ($50 per hour for non-residents). The Retreat Park picnic area is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at no cost.
To reserve space, visit www.cpnmd.org/reservations.php. Complete the online request form and e-mail it to Patty Hoffman at e-mail or Susan Nagel at e-mail. Forms can also be faxed to 303-688-2529. For additional information, call 303-242-3267.
Elk Ridge Park –
Elk Ridge Park is located just northeast of American Academy Charter School off Lagae Road and features a synthetic multi-purpose field as well as three picnic pavilions. Field reservation applications will be accepted beginning on January 10 for use beginning April 1. Assignments will be announced during the first week of March.
Fees for usage are $25 for two-hour time blocks for half of the field and $50 for two-hour time blocks for the full field. Pavilion rentals at Elk Ridge are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are primarily for Castle Pines residents. All three pavilions can be reserved in two-hour time blocks with rates of $35 (large pavilion) and $25 (smaller pavilions) and all require a $100 deposit. Fees may be reviewed and/or amended by city council in January.
Visit www.castlepinesgov.com, click on “departments” and then on “parks & recreation” for more details and to download application forms and review policies. Applications and deposits can be dropped off at the City of Castle Pines office, located at 7501 Village Square Drive, Suite 100.
For additional information, contact Diane Spomer by e-mail or call 303-705-0226.